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District Assessments

Assessment & Subject Area Dates of Administration 
& Duration
   Grades Covered State Requirement Results Available
The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT)
Administration: October 11, 2017 
Duration: 3 hours*
Administered to all
10th and 11th graders
Option for Class of 2018-2020:
Passing score of 22 or higher for Math and ELA each
December 2018
District Algebra Placement Test Administration: May 29-June 5, 2018
1 hour test* 

Grade 5 consists of problems based on 5th and 6th grade Algebra Focus Standards 

Grade 6 consists of problems based on 6th and 7th grade Algebra Focus Standards
Administered to: 
all 5th graders and 6th grade students enrolled in Math 6 in BAMS and GMS
NA Parents & students receive schedule in Summer 2018
District Midterms and Final Exams Administration: 
Midterms:  January 2018
Finals: June 2018
1-2 hours exams*
K-5: End of Year Math test 
MS:  Math only
HS:  Math and other subjects (see HS course syllabi)
NA 2 weeks after administration
Renaissance Learning (RL) Teachers will have students complete RL Benchmark Testing one time per marking period/ trimester.  Grade 1 will test at end of 2nd and 3rd trimester. Universal Screener: Grades 2- 8 (test by) 10/6
Grade 1 test (test by): 3/16 ; 6/1
Grades 2-5 test (test by): 12/6, 3/16, 6/1
Grades 6-8 (test by): 11/14, 2/2, 6/1  
NA Immediate
(Data used for instructional planning)
Developmental Reading Assessment, 2nd edition (DRA-2) Administration: 
Assessment Period 1: September 7, 2017-December 22, 2017 
Assessment Period 2: December 23, 2017-March 27, 2018
Assessment Period 3: March 28, 2018- June 21, 2018 
Duration: 3 hours*
 K-3 students:  Three times a year: Fall, Winter, Spring
4-5 students: Twice a year and if needed, Fall and Spring
NA 2 weeks after administration

 *If students are permitted extra time or any other accommodation by their IEP, parents/guardians should contact their elementary principal or middle school / high school guidance office for additional details on accommodations and accessibility.

**See details on NJ State Graduation Testing Requirements as of May 2017.

For questions regarding state testing, please contact Montclair Public School’s District Test Coordinator, Jennifer Goforth, by email or phone at 973-509-4038.

For questions regarding district and other tests, please contact your child’s counselor or principal.

Updated: 3/12/2018